A retired US Navy was arrested after his Filipina girlfriend complained of being hurt, abused, and even being forced to use illegal drugs.
In a report by John Consulta on GMA News “24 Oras” on Thursday, personnel of the International Operations Division (IOD) of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested suspect Jonathan Matthew in his condo unit.
Matthew’s girlfriend, which was concealed under the name “Anna,” was rescued, who he herself reported the abuse to the authorities.
In the condo unit, operatives found a prescription drug that the suspect allegedly smashed an mixed with cocaine. The US Navy allegedly force the victim to take the drugs to make her feel “high” before he abused her.
“Dumulog itong bagong biktima sa ating opisina kahapon matapos mapanood sa ’24 Oras’ ‘yung naunang ni-rescue rin natin sa kamay ng isang Koreano,” police said.
(This new victim approached our office yesterday after she watched in ’24 Oras’ another woman we also rescued earlier at the hands of a Korean.)
“Pinagdodroga niya ito to the point na hilong-hilo at hindi na niya nalalaman kung anong ginagawa sa kaniya no’ng kaniyang boyfriend,” said Ronald Aguto, chief of NBI-IOD.
(She was drugged to the point of dizziness and she no longer knew what her boyfriend was doing to her.)
According to Anna, her live-in partner is also hurting her.
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She added that she tried several times to escape but the suspect sent their sex video to her ex-boyfriend.
Anna added that the suspect also threatened to upload their sensitive video to the internet if she leaves.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa NBI-IOD sa agarang pagtugon at pagtulong nila sa akin. Kung hindi po sila dumating, hindi ko alam kung ano’ng gagawin ko or ano na pong nangyari sa’kin,” the victim said.
(I thank NBI-IOD for their immediate response and help. If they did not come, I do not know what I will do or what has happened to me.)
The US Navy, however, declined to comment, which will face multiple complaints including violations of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children and Anti-Voyeurism Act.